Musical Memories Sing-a-Long Choir
First and third Thursday in each month 10.30 a.m. to midday at Tonbridge Methodist Church, Higham Lane, Tonbridge TN10 4JG
Enquiries to Richard on email@example.com or call 07914 812068
Forthcoming Events for 2023
Changed Meeting Dates - 11 May, 18 May, 8 June and 22 June.
21 May - Cottage Hospital Garden Party at 3.00 pm.
22 July - Summer Concert at 3.00 pm at the Methodist Church.
The concept of using music to help trigger the recall of those with memory difficulties has been around for a while. There was a ‘singing for the brain’ group organised by the Alzheimer’s Society which ran in Southborough for some time. Sadly it closed due to funding issues. Music is such a powerful therapy for so many older people, not just those living with dementia. So Christine Parker of Tonbridge Dementia Friendly Community was overjoyed when Tonbridge Lion Richard and his wife Julie approached her and asked if there was a need in Tonbridge for a music group of this type.
The following a "trial run"the first session was held on 17 Oct 2019 and the group met every fortnight until the COVID pandemic prevented gatherings.
On Thursday 4 November 2021 we restarted our Musical Memories at Tonbridge Methodist Church. Lion President Richard Hill leads the singing whilst Chris Coverly on the keyboard provided the music.
During the summer of 2022 a concert was held and recently a Christmas Carol Concert,